Our programs allow AshaKiran the ability to serve culturally diverse and underserved survivors through events, trainings, and education, all while supporting other community organizations.
Community Awareness Program
The Community Awareness Program is designed to bring awareness of cultural barriers that affect the foreign-born and underserved communities. By providing presentation on topics such as cultural humility, working with the foreign-born community, disability, and many more, we are working to bridge the gaps between service providers and the communities they serve.
Our awareness presentations help agencies discover areas where they may need to implement appropriate support practices to avoid re-traumatizing the clients they serve and building trust in the communities in which they are located.
Many organizations offer little more than etiquette training, while failing to address deeper issues that impact communications. The commitment to improving internal and external practices must become a part of the organization’s culture in order to become effective.
Language Access Program
AshaKiran provides interpretation and document translation services free of charge to victim service providers that work with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Interpreters facilitate oral and/or signed communication and translators convert a written text from one language to another.
(Based on the availability of the interpreter/translator and the language requested)
· For scheduled appointments- Interpreters for in-person, phone,
and zoom appointments.
· For emergencies- over the phone interpreting service
· Document translation
To schedule an interpreter or translator, please submit the request by filling out the form below. Someone from AshaKiran staff will follow up.
New Alabamians Program
AshaKiran is excited to launch the New Alabamians Program (NAP) - a one hour presentation directly to the community to improve knowledge on how to access emergency services. The NAP includes tips and insight provided from first responders valuable feedback as well as practical information on emergency rooms, non-emergency services and schools. This is especially important to members of our communities who are limited English proficient (LEP) or are not familiar with how to access crisis services (or even know that 911 can switch you over to an operator who speaks your language).
The NAP also includes a pocket-sized guide with vital information that can easily fit in the palm of your hand, into your wallet or even in a cell phone case. Thanks to our community partners, the NAP pocket-sized guide has been translated into 5 languages: Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, Korean, Spanish/Mexican and Vietnamese with more languages on the way!
Volunteerism allows AshaKiran to extend the services offered to the survivors we serve. Our Volunteer Program is designed to create opportunities for those in the community that share the mission and vision of the organization.
We offer opportunities for:
· Interns (Social Workers, Marketing, Business
Administration, and more...)
· Volunteers (administrative duties, events, and more...)
· Professional Volunteers (therapists, clinicians, house
cleaners, hairdressers, and more...)
· Assisting with our crisis line
· Administrative tasks
· Community engagement
If you are interested in giving the gift of your time, please complete the form below.